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Target Mood-Specific Skills Using MOM2 (1-day Canada 2016)

April 8, 2016 @ 8:25 am 4:00 pm PDT

2016 Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada –  one day / 6 hour workshop

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photo of christine padeskyWORKSHOP DESCRIPTION

Evidence-based practice requires therapists to teach mood-specific skills and follow different treatment guidelines depending upon the mood targeted. Clients experience high rates of comorbidity and so there is an advantage to supplementing therapy with a workbook like Mind Over Mood, 2nd Edition, 2016 (MOM2) which addresses a variety of moods and teaches both general and mood-specific skills. This workshop shows therapists how to maintain fidelity to treatment protocols by assigning MOM2 chapters in different orders depending upon the moods addressed. Therapists learn which mood-specific skills are linked to enduring treatment efficacy for depression, anxiety disorders, anger, guilt and shame.

In addition, Padesky demonstrates how to navigate common obstacles that arise during use of: behavioral activation and thought records (depression); fear ladders, exposure, identification of safety behaviors, and behavioral experiments (anxiety); assertive communication and forgiveness (anger); seriousness ratings, responsibility pies, reparations and self-forgiveness (guilt and shame). Guidelines are presented for how and when to add methods drawn from acceptance therapies, mindfulness and positive psychology to these classic CBT approaches. Participants learn evidence-based guidelines for client skills practice, when certain interventions can be counter-therapeutic, and a 3-step plan for relapse management.

Participants in this workshop will be among the first therapists to learn directly from Dr. Padesky about how to link the new version of Mind Over Mood with evidence based treatment protocols.

Workshop learning is enhanced through live clinical demonstrations, structured participant role-plays, discussions and exercises designed to apply the principles learned to clinical case material.

Learn how to use MOM2 in therapy to work more effectively with depression, anxiety disorders, anger, guilt, and shame.


cover of 2nd Edition Mind Over MoodMOM2 (Mind Over Mood, 2nd Edition, 2016) was released October 15, 2015, and is a fully revised and updated 2nd Edition. It is significantly different from the first edition in both structure and content and includes new and wholly revised chapters as well as 25 new worksheets.

  • expanded sections on anxiety management including fear ladders, safety behaviours, imagery, mindfulness and acceptance methods
  • integration of evidence-based methods drawn from positive psychology such as gratitude diaries and happiness ratings
  • new chapters on goal setting, relapse management
  • an expanded chapter on using behavioral experiments to test assumptions


Since this workshop primarily emphasizes this new material, it is helpful both for therapists who have extensive experience with the first edition and those who don’t. Therapists who own MOM2 are encouraged to bring it to the workshop.

MOM2 is available in many local bookstores and from online booksellers such as (USA) and (Canada). It is also available as an ebook in “print replica” format from Amazon (USA) and (Canada) and in PDF format from the publisher, Guilford Press.

For more information about the new edition of Mind Over Mood, visit


  • IDENTIFY SKILLS empirically linked to improvement in depression and anxiety
  • LINK chapter reading order in MOM2 to treatment protocols
  • FOLLOW evidence-based research guidelines for gratitude diaries, mindfulness practice, and other treatment methods
  • CONSIDER when a focus on forgiveness is therapeutic and when it is not
  • ASSIST clients in following a 3-step plan for relapse management

Especially designed for novice and intermediate level CBT therapists who want to build and strengthen their own core clinical skills as well as understand more clearly how therapist skills parallel skills that we want to teach clients.

Psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers, drug counselors, EAP counselors, graduate students in mental health fields, etc.

Join Padesky in Saskatoon and learn how to link the new version of her self-help workbook with evidence based treatment protocols.

Department of Psychiatry
College of Medicine
University of Saskatchewan

Christine A. Padesky, PhD

Christine A. Padesky, Ph.D., is considered one of the leading CBT presenters in the world, appreciated for her depth of knowledge, compassion, and good-humored warmth. She has presented over 450 workshops to more than 50,000 professionals throughout North and South America, Europe, and Asia as well as 25 workshops with cognitive therapy’s founder, Aaron T. Beck, M.D. Her clear, organized and compelling presentations integrate theory, empiricism, creativity, practical skills, and audience interaction.

Co-founder in 1983 of the Center for Cognitive Therapy in Huntington Beach, California, Dr. Padesky is a Distinguished Founding Fellow of the Academy of Cognitive Therapy and former President of the International Association for Cognitive Psychotherapy. In 2002, the British Association of Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP) named Dr. Padesky the “Most Influential International Cognitive- Behavioural Therapist.” In 2003 she received recognition for her Distinguished Contribution to Psychology from the California Psychological Association. In 2007 the Academy of Cognitive Therapy honoured her with its Aaron T. Beck Award for enduring contributions to the field.

Dr. Padesky provides consultation to mental health professionals, clinics, hospitals and groups worldwide. She develops audio video training materials (described at that demonstrate cognitive therapy processes and protocols and is a featured therapist in several award-winning educational films. She is co-author of books translated into 23 languages including Collaborative Case Conceptualization, Cognitive Therapy of Personality Disorders, Clinician’s Guide to Mind Over Mood, and Cognitive Therapy with Couples. BABCP voted her best-selling cognitive therapy self-help book Mind Over Mood: Change How You Feel by Changing the Way You Think ( the most influential cognitive therapy book of all time.

April 8, 2016 (one day / 6 hour workshop)

8:25 am – 5:00 pm


Rependa Theatre
Saskatoon City Hospital
701 Queen Street
Saskatchewan S7K 0M7

$75 CAD

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April 8, 2016
8:25 am – 4:00 pm PDT
CAD 75
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Department of Psychiatry, College of Medicine, University of Saskatchewan

Rependa Theatre, Saskatoon City Hospital

701 Queen St
Saskatoon, SK SK S7K 0M7 Canada
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